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Head of Capital Projects

Bolton Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
M, scp 47 £55,780 to scp 50 £59,031 per annum
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

We have an excellent opportunity at Bolton Council due to the strategic expansion of our Corporate Property team.  The Council has established a brand-new organisation structure that is designed to deliver service across the portfolio to best effect for years to come, and the team is core to delivering on the Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP). 

Through managing assets used across Council services, it underpins the delivery of all the directorates, and is therefore positioned within the Corporate Resources directorate.  Approximately 1,700 assets are managed across the borough, from highly iconic civic buildings to Council-owned commercial use properties and other assets used for the benefit of the community.

The Corporate Property service is a key enabler of Bolton’s impressive regeneration programme and is involved in a wider portfolio of capital projects currently valued at over £50m.  The service manages close to 4,500 helpdesk calls a year relating to staff and elected members’ usage of the facilities, while externally managing approximately 350 rent renewals per year, and pursuing the strategic disposal of assets as approved under SAMP.  All in all, Corporate Property is the home of many exciting pursuits with a remit that is central to Bolton Council’s success in supporting residents, businesses and visitors across the borough.

The Head of Capital Projects reports to the Assistant Director for this service.  You will be joining a high-performing group and will take up the leadership of the service’s capital projects portfolio.  Your responsibilities will extend across all capital projects, encompassing strategy-setting and robust focus on programme delivery through effective governance and quality control.  This is a senior role encompassing direct leadership and line management, as well as extensive leadership relating to third party partnerships and contractors. 

All the Council’s capital projects involve delivery from third parties, and for instance one key enabler of this is the Clear Futures partnership of which Bolton Council is a member.  You will have a leading role to play in liaising with these key partners to prioritise and oversee the delivery of the capital programme. 

The role will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to be involved in work such as the maintenance of the Council’s historic buildings, refurbishment and regeneration projects, sustainability projects, and a wide-ranging set of work relating to properties used by schools.  You will be working with senior and key stakeholders across the Council, as well as liaising with elected members as appropriate.

You will be based in Bolton’s prestigious Town Hall, although some remote work will be possible to help with flexibility, and you will also periodically be on-site at various locations in the Council’s property estate.

It’s an exciting time at Bolton Council and we would like to hear from enthusiastic and capable individuals to help us achieve the best results for the borough.

You will need:

·       Proven and successful senior leadership experience in a property-related business or service.

·       Chartered Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), or similar qualification in Property Development / Estates Management / Valuation / Asset Management with proven post qualification experience. 

·       A naturally structured approach to work, with well-tuned business planning and programme management skills.

·       Strong people leadership experience and capability, both for managing direct and matrix team members, and extending to fostering individual development and high performance in the team.

·       A deft set of report-writing and presentation skills.

·       Excellent communications and influencing skills.

·       Team spirit, tenacity, and focus on delivery!

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